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, but they are keeping a close eye on the north's latest move. look passed the picture of kim jong-un. there's a chart marked u.s. mainland strike plan, with missile trails aiming at hawaii, california, d.c., and for some reason austin, texas. it's wishful thinking on kim jong-un's part, they can't reach the u.s. yet. but they have a more limited strike, something short of an all out attack. >> i think it's more in the sense of north korea getting right up to the edge, stumbling and then falling over the edge. >> former ambassador chris hill says the real danger is the north shelling the border island like it did in 2010, and there's a wildcard here that worries the u.s., young, inexperienced and kim jong-un's desire to prove himself as a leader. >> are there any north koreans that have their doubts to whether he is really up to this. >> the north rhetoric has not been matched by any actual military moves, but it has no foreseeable end game and could go on for a while. north koreans protested on the streets one day after the u.s. flew b2 bombers on a training run, and it could lead to unintended conse
diplomat becoming the first american to meet with kim jong-un, the new, young leader of north korea. there he is in the video. so here's the question for you, what's the consensus at this point? did he, oddly enough, make a fresh opening for the united states with one of the most repressive and isolated regimes on the planet, or did he get used by a brutal dictator? >> you see those pictures right there. clearly the north korean regime will be happy with those pictures. we'll see what he says when he comes out in his first interview and learn a lot more. he has spent more time one-on-one with kim jong-un than any other american. you know, you talk to experts right now. they say he knows more than anyone in the cia knows about kim jong-un, so anything he says about the dictator is interesting, but it will be interesting also to see his take on kim jong-un and whether he sticks by those words that he tweeted out coming off the trip where he said, "i love this man. he's awesome." hard to reconcile that with the human rights record of kim jong-un. >> and with 200,000 people in forced pr
in the northern capital friday, where tens of thousands turned out in support of north korean leader kim jong-un's call to arms. chanting, death to the u.s. imperialists. kim said earlier that the time had come to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. this was in response to a u.s. show of force, b-2 bombers in exercises over south korea. kim has also ordered his missiles on standby to strike the u.s., south korea, guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets, and think it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full-scale conflict is unlikely, but do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around disputed waters in the yellow sea. there have been several clashes there in recent years and when i visited the area friday, i found the south most vulnerable islands just ten miles from the north on a high state of alert. the big worry is that a local skirmish or miscalculation could quickly escalate. >> ian, thank you. for more on what this means for u.s. allies here's our nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. andrea? >> thomas, ex
this week, the diplomatic stunner of the year so far. a meeting by the basketball court with kim jong-un. no american gets in to see the north korean ruler. not even, say, google founder eric schmidt, whose visit was not well regarded by the u.s. government. >> we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful. >> reporter: but maybe that's because schmidt was never an nba star. while one of the known things about the secretive kim's private life, from his days as a student at a swiss boarding school, is that he was an nba nut, especially big on rodman's old team, the bulls. and when "vice magazine" pitched north korea on bringing over rodman and some harlem globetrotters to do some exhibition play for its new hbo show, it was, "sure, come on in." and so, dennis rodman is there among the uniformly attired, stiff-faced north korean elite. the nba star, as known for his hair and for his flamboyant outfits, as for his hook shot. the hall of famer known as "the worm" has taken a shot at reality television. and some high profile romances. toning it down a little bit over there, the wo
it entered a state of war with south korea. kim jong-un required rockets are ready to be fired at seoul and american bases. they revealed two nuclear capable b-2 stealth bombers. ian is covering the situation from the south. >> reporter: officials in seoul dismissed the latest outburst of more of the same. it followed a massive rally in the northern capital friday where tens and thousands came out in support of kim jong-un's charge, shouting death to the u.s. imperialists. >> escalating military confrontations would lead to further isolation. here's nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> he has 8,000 troops poised 40 miles from seoul and the big worry is there could be a mistake. a miscal lags by the north would force the first woman president to retaliate. she has very little flexibility and that would instantly bring the united states into this conflict. >> earlier today north korea threatened to close the industrial complex but that site does remain open. hundreds of south koreans travel there daily. they consider the status of the the best signal of the int
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been. it's a journalist's dream to be able to meet kim jong-un face-to-face. many diplomats would fight for that chance as well. and here dennis rodman is the first american ever to meet face-to-face with him. what do you make of it? >> i don't. i just don't. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed for us, so thoroughly embarrassed for north korea, so thoroughly embarrassed about this conversation. because it's not really talking about anything serious. this is like a publicity stunt. i grew up in detroit. i loved dennis rodman the basketball player. and i think anyone who played with him would say he's one of the best basketball players they played with. he's in the hall of fame. but structuring a sunday morning around his trip to north korea in conjunction with international politics? it's absolutely ridiculous. >> anna, what do you think the point was of this trips, besides shooting an hbo documentary. >> i think it was pointless. i think there was no point. i'm absolutely with lz on this one. it's all i can do to keep my eyes from rolling to the back of my head to be discussing this. frankly,
, the first american to meet kim jong-un, not john kerry or even jimmy carter, nope, it was dennis rodman, aka the worm. they watched basketball. kim is a big fan, but that was just the beginning. some ice skating too and an aquarium visit then a long dinner and lots of drinks with one of the world's most mysterious and dangerous men. >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. he was so honest. >> that about a dictator who presides over prison camps, allows millions to starve and has threatened to destroy the united states. amazingly, rodman now has more firsthand impressions of kim than any other american. >> there is nobody at the cia who could tell you more personally about kim jong-un than dennis rodman, and that in itself is scary. >> and dennis rodman joins us right now. i guess you don't find it scary. >> no, it's not scary. it's amazingly wild, man. you know what, it was such a great experience. me and my -- i call him my son, elton king, we went there, man, and it wasn't supposed to be like that. it was just like meet the guy and have a good time. >> it turned into such an event.
and charles lane, of the "washington post." well, kim jong-un the young leader of north korea was quoted friday as ordering his missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south korea, and the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of their missiles, hitting major american cities. what is his game? bill? >> who knows but it's not good. i mean, murdered, starved millions of their own people, that regime and now, proliferated nuclear weapons, and, once again, the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear weapons plant in 2007, that was given to them by north korea. and, even if you discount north korea, they are containable and will not destroy the regime by attacking us, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons and missiles and iran and north korea have a relationship and now, is short of cash and can sell the weapons to terrorist groups and the threat of north korea is very real. >> chris: why do you think they -- he is ratcheting up the tension. >> the explanation is it helps stabilize and secure the
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making process. obviously, there's a lot of speculation. people are wondering, did kim jong-un get the message that was delivered by china, by russia, and so many others, to dial back the rhetoric and all the talk of near war on the peninsula, missile strikes on the continental united states. did he hear that message? is that why we're seeing all of this? even some north korean experts say kim jong-un was painting himself into a corner with all of that. he was whipping up so much national fervor and getting people geared up to go to war that it could backfire on him. he could lose credibility or even worse, he can find himself in a position where he had to make good on some of those threats in order to maintain a standing in the eyes of his own people. there's little doubt, at this point, that over the course of the next hours and days, all eyes from washington to beijing, from here in seoul to moscow, are going to be on north korea and kim jong-un to try to see what he does say, to try to listen closely and find out what the next move of pyongyang will be. alison? >> okay, jim cla
down. but we, again, don't know how far kim jong-un will push. >> okay, martha, thanks very much. >>> let's give more on this mpw from congressman peter king and you have seen intelligence. you can't divulge all of the intelligence. but north korea has been talking about reaching the united states with missiles, is that an empty threat? >> it isn't an empty threat. i wouldn't be concerned of them hitting the mainland. i think the real threat is to what north korea might be boxing itself into. kim jong-un's trying to establish himself, trying to be the tough guy, he's 28, 29 years old. and he keeps going further and further out. my concern would be, is that he may launch some sort of attack on south korea or in the pacific. then the president of korea, the new president is much more new president is much more pro-westerner than her predecessor. and, so, she may respond against north korea, then we end up with -- >> it just spirals out of control. there are no direct contacts between the white house and the north korean leadership. we saw dennis rodman a couple of weeks ago, that k
if the threats are indications of real insecurity in the regime or kim jong un's way of asserting authority. >> we don't really know the internal situation in terms of what he might have to do or who he might have to owe in terms of the ability to sustain power. >> reporter: in fact, u.s. officials tell us that it is extre extremely difficult to get human intelligence on the inner workings of the regime. they're not as worried about the big grand scale attack, but they are worried about smaller provocations like shelling some of those islands there near south korea that could lead to a tit for tat response and really see things escalate on the peninsula. ka kate? >> this is just the latest in a string of threats as you well know and you've talked about. thanks so much from the pentagon for us this evening. >>> let's dig deeper on this now with the veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, former new mexico governor and u.n. ambassador bill richardson. i don't need to remind our viewers, governor, but you have been to north korea a number of times and most recently just in january. thanks so much f
out of north korea show kim jong-un is focusing his missiles on the united states and south korea. video animation from a north korean website shows the missile fired by north korea destroying a u.s. nuclear capable bomber as well as a simulation of the u.s. capitol building burning to the ground. but is this latest call to arms mere propaganda or a clear threat? nbc chief pentagon correspondent jim miklashevski joins us. jim, i'm sorry for that. >> that's okay, jonathan. >> this all in response to a recent nuclear test and ongoing u.s. south korean military exercises in the region. what is the latest out of the pentagon this afternoon? >> well, in terms of the latest out of the pentagon this afternoon, despite all this heated rhetoric and this increased saber rattling out of north korea, u.s. military and intelligence officials say they still see no signs of any extraordinary or unordinary activities on the part of the north korean military. there were reports out of north korea overnight that they had actually manned many of their advanced missile batteries, but u.s. intelligenc
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up. victor, alison? >> jim, we saw the photographs just a few seconds ago of kim jong-un with four generals behind him and the map in the background talks about targets in the u.s. what is the likelihood that kim jong-un and his army could pull that off? >> in a word, zero. they cannot hit the u.s. mainland with what they have now. if they were to launch that missile that they put up to put a satellite in orbit, they'd have to leave it on the launch pad probably ten days as they fueled it up. they simply don't have the capability, they're too vulnerable, but they do have medium and long-range missiles with a range of about 1,300 miles the longest ones and that does put guam and japan within range, those missiles work and there are concerns over that, the concerns are over the more low level things they could do, the cyber attacks like we saw in the banks, the incident like the "cheonan" that was lost in 2010, those are things that south korea and the u.s. are keeping a close eye on tonight. >> jim clancy in seoul, south korea, for us, thank you. >>> we've got much more ahead this h
korea's leader kim jong-un. will that be a good thing? i'll speak live this hour with david stern. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's a deal few thought would ever become a reality but in just a few hour it is will. back in 2011, congress and the white house hung a sword over their heads to force them to get the nation's fiscal house in order. they set up budget cuts so severe they would force action to prevent those cuts but both sides underestimated washington's dysfunction and tonight, $85 billion will be slashed from the budgets across the board. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin begins our coverage this hour. it's an ugly site. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: wolf, president obama is here and at work but he has not yet signed the order that will trigger these spending cuts. when he does, it will be low key and behind closed doors. he says it will create a ripple effect that will be felt across the economy. congressional leaders summoned to the white house for a last-minute meeting, left less than an hour later with no deal. soon afte
to cover a story. >> kim jong-un, developing bigger, louder, boom, boom bomb. >> they make it up. >> harrison ford alarmed to hear news about blade runner killing girlfriend. >> for 25 years the onion has specialized in satire, silliness and the sophomoric. no subject it off limits. the earningier, the better. the fruits of their labor apparently in their elegant, loft-style chicago office. the onion is so good at making up the news that its content has often been mistaken for real. >> our friends at the onion recently named north korean leader kim jong-un their sexiest man alive for the year 2012. that should have been punchline enough, but neither the chinese nor the north koreans got the joke. the story was redistributed by a chinese news agency and billions read it without humor or irony and that is pretty funny. onion editor will tracy says it happens with some frequency. >> we did a story about -- during the election in which we said that a gallup poll had found that ahmadinejad was polling better than obama in the rural midwest and that was picked up in iran as sort of an
with dennis rodman and kim jong-un together. >> they look great together. >> they look odd together. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." >> it is friday -- friday, march 1st. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we're going to get started right now. there is a terrifying ordeal unfolding as we speak. a man disappeared in a sink hole that opened up under his bedroom. the home is unsafe right now. this happened at a house about 15 miles east of tampa. one brother frantically tried to save another. the first responders had to pull him from the edge because the sink hole kept growing. the missing man is 36 years old. the tampa day times says crews are using gear to listen for sound from him. so far, they have not been able to make any kind of contact. we'll have a live report in just a few moments. >> wow. the details on that just opened up? >> really scary. >> crazy. all right. right now wildfire spreading across river side county in california. it forced people to evacuate their homes. you'll understand why when you look at these pictures. 200 firefighters are battling the blaze. authoritie
of angry threats from north korea's young leader. 28-year-old kim jong-un says his rocket forces are ready to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. the latest hostile rhetoric is a reaction to a pair of u.s. b-2 stealth bombers that flew over south korea this week during joint training drills. the maneuver was meant to show america's ability to conduct precision strikes quickly and at will. >>> back at home, gun control advocates held rallies across the country, thursday, as president obama hosted mothers of gun violence victims at the white house. the president urged the country not to forget the tragedy at sandy hook while repeating his promise to fight to reduce gun violence. nbc's danielle lee has more now from washington. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. supporters of gun reform hope more than 100 events yesterday will energize the nation. but here on capitol hill, lawmakers, even democrats, remain a tough sell on the issue. parents of the newtown shooting victims struggle to digest new details released by investigators about the shooter, adam lanza. documents
rhetoric, threatening to rain death and destruction on the u.s. and south korea, kim jong un seems to have taken a day off. perhaps the north korean leader ran out of things to say. north korea had warned saturday that the korean peninsula had entered what it called a state of war and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last major symbol of interkorean cooperation. in fact, the peninsula has been in a technical state of war for 60 years. for all the rhetoric including a vow to launch a nuclear strike on the u.s., experts believe a full-sized conflict is extremely unlikely. but the growing tensions during which the north has renounced an armistice and cut lines across have raised fears here that a misjudgment between the sides could lead to a clash which could easily escalate. don't forget, also, that the u.s. has just under 30,000 troops stationed here. for its part, the white house said this weekend that the u.s. is taking the new threat seriously but also noted that pyongyang does have a history of bellicose rhetoric. richard? >> ian williams, thank you so much. n
this kim jong-un is not being well received. and i think they are trying to kind of boost his status to some sort of wartime leader. owe obviously, it bears very close watching. >> this just the latest sign of the rising tensions between the two koreas. the north has put its military units on combat-ready status following joint military exercises between south korea and the united states and the recent united nations sanctions against the north. man through chance is at the border between north and south korea. good morning, matthew. >> reporter: carol, good morning. that's right. a lot of tension is growing here. those latest statements coming from north korea. saying they've cut off that key hot line between the two militaries north and south. it's significant because there aren't that many opportunities for the two militaries which face off across that border. to communicate with each other. and so, this is obviously, you know, going to impact potentially on communication between the two sides, particularly over the -- what's calls the industrial complex. that's where the hot line
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
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threat is a chart seen in a photo of kim jong un reportedly putting his rockets on stand-by. shows targets on the west coast and, for some reason, austin, texas. experts say it is wishful thinking. north korea has no missiles that can reach austin or the u.s. mainland. >>> the world has lost a music legend. phil ramone died today at 72. he was more than a producer. in fact, stevie wonder called him the star of stars bethiend starses. he was a visionary who made technical innovations to compact disks and surround sound. billy joel described him as the most talented guy in my band and said the music world has lost a giant. ray mone won 14 grammys and worked with stars including ray charles, arena franklin, paul mccartney and frank sinatra. >>> the navy say it is man who died in a parachute training accident in arizona was a member of the s.e.a.l. team 6, the squad that went after osama bin laden in pakistan. 31-year-old brett shadow died at a training facility. the pair collided in air during a freefall. the other is in stable condition now. the accident is under investigation, of co
with south korea, they are cautious about what kim jong-un means about that exactly. here is nbc's ian williams from south korea. >> reporter: craig, not only did north korea declare a state of war, it says it will now deal with south korea according to war-time regulations. it's not clear what that means since this peninsula has been in a technical state of war for 60 years. officials here in seoul dismiss the claims and a rally where tens and thousands turned out shouting death to the u.s. imperialists. he's already scrapped the korean war and cut lines. kim has ordered his missiles on stand by to strike the u.s., guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets and thinks it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely but they do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around yellow waters where the north has been holding exercises. there have been several clashes there in recent years and when i visited, i found the most vulnerable island ten miles of the north on a high state of alert. they fear he may
rodman, is currently in north korea telling everyone that kim jong-un, the supreme leader, is his supreme mate. what is dennis up to? >> isn't that the most beautiful thing in the world? >> does he know what he's doing? >> it absolutely is. you know, we're talking about what really is going to bring people together. the first thing is always going to be it's elvis. he will elvis is cool and you've got a fan of basketball who's over in this horrible country treating their people terribly, nuclear stuff, and they've got dennis rodman, a good old american who is over there doing great stuff. >> we'll agree to disagree on that. you're getting a hollywood star walk of fame. >> yes. >> good to see you. >> wonderful to see you, piers. >> we'll be right back. for your first day? yeah. ♪ dad: you'll be fine, ok? girl: ok. dad: you look so pretty. ♪ i'm overprotective. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. when she's happy, she writes about bunnies. when she's sad, she writes about goblins. [ balloon pops, goblin growling ] she wrote a lot about goblins after gett
used to bolster north korean leader kim jong-un military credentials. so far, officials in south korea say no suspicious activity in north korea has been detected. >>> and amanda knox has been ordered by italy's top criminal court to stand trial again for the 2007 murder of her roommate meredith kercher. knox released a statement vowing to fight on. knox said, quote, it was painful to receive the news that the italian supreme court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair. knox and her then boyfriend who were originally prosecuted and found guilty of killing kercher. knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison but later acquitted after serving only four. today's ruling means the case against knox will be reheard at a new appeals court in florence either later this year or 2014. knox doesn't have to go back for the trial. and if the court upholds the conviction, then italy would have to seek extradition with the united states. that would be a fascinating
revs ] ♪ >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" -- rockets ready. north korean leader, kim jong un issue as battle cry to his generals. as thousands march against america in pyongyang. is this just more saber-rattling? >>> foreign relations committee senator bob corker meeting in south korea today. >> hopefully what will occur is cooler heads will prevail and this will deescalate and hopefully we can have fruitful negotiations about the future. >> gun fight -- senators marco
by north korea. look at this with me. here's the photo. here's the young leader. so behind kim jong-un, this is mainland strike plan. there are four missile trajectories, hawaii, washington, d.c., los angeles, and a fourth city that some say appears to be austin, texas. chris law wednesday, we don't believe north korea has rockets that can actually reach all the way to the u.s. mainland. so this is likely wishful thinking on their part. what is the real danger here? >> yeah, brook, u.s. officials are worried right now about austin. but they are worried about the tens of thousands of american troops who are stationed in bases in guam, japan, south korea. those locations are very much within reach of some of that north korean artillery and rockets. they're also worried about this young, inexperienced leader, kim yong-un. they're worried as this rhetoric continues to heat up and continues to go back and forth that his desire to prove to his own people that he is a strong leader may cause a rash action. something like shelling some of the border islands like north korea did a few years ago
. they are very concerned about the north's latest moves. look past the picture of kim jong un putting north korean rockets on standby. there is a chart marked u.s. mainland strike plan with missile trails at hawaii, california, d.c. and, for some reason, austin, texas. it's wishful thinking on pyongyang's part. they can't reach the u.s. yet. but tens of thousands of oh american troops are well within range of a more limited strike, something short of an all-out attack. >> i think it's more in the sense of north korea kind of getting right up to the edge, stumbling and falling over the edge. >> reporter: former ambassador chris hill says the real danger is the north shelling a border island like it did in 2010. hill says there is a wild card here that worries the u.s. young, inexperienced kim jong un's desire to prove himself as a leader. >> i think north koreans have their daughtoubts about whether kid is up to it. >> reporter: so far the rhetoric has not been matched by military moves. but it has no foreseeable end game and could go on for a while. north korea's protested on the streets on
, craig. take care. >> here are today's political headlines. north korea's kim jong-un wants president barack obama to call him. in his first interview since coming back from north korea on that unprecedented visit, former nba star dennis rodman says that he bears a message from president obama from the country's impressive leader jim jong-un. >> i sat with him for two days, and one thing he asked me to give obama to something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right, he told me that. >> no time to talk about that outfit. secretary of state john kerry has just wrapped up his trip to egypt. the secretary released about $200 million in u.s. aid to address what he calls egypt's extreme needs. kerry is headed to saudi arabia, his seventh stop on his nine-nation trip now. house speaker john boehner today telling david gregory on "meet the press" that he does not believe president obama ever had a plan to avert the sequester. >> if he had a plan, why wouldn't senate democrats go ahead and pass it? the house ha
korea and the pacific. kim jong-un said they're ready to settle accounts. the announcement comes after they flew stealth bombers over south korean air space. deployed from a base in missouri, they practiced dropping bombs nearly 6,500 miles away. chuck hagel says the pentagon is not taking the regime's threats lightly. >> is north korea more dangerous today? i think they're very provocative actions and belligerent tone. it has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> on tuesday, kim jung-un threatened to fire on hawaii and the u.s. mainland and as recently put ground troops in artillery on standpoint. pyongyang released a video showing the u.s. capitol and white house under attack. this is like a cartoon. i mean, they can't even get their rocket 15 feet off the ground. >> but one of the important things is, the assumption is in military circles and intelligent circles is one of the reasons this is happening is actually a north korean leader is under threat internally and he's having to prove to his own people that he's a strong man. now, if that's the case, i
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